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Great final U73 between Mongolians Sainjargal and Khashbaatar
17 Oct 2014 16:05
What a spectacular final U73kg at the Grand Prix of Tashkent. The final of the day saw the two Mongolian teammates Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal who won bronze at the Olympic Games and Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar, 2009 world champion U60kg but this is another ball game. It turned out to be a real final.
The two fighters gave no chance to any of their opponents today but they could only make the difference based on the number of penalties that were distributed during the final. The gold medal finally went to Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal.
The first bronze medal was disputed between Pierre Duprat (FRA), winner of the Astana Grand Prix, last week and Denis Iartcev (RUS), gold medallist on the occasion of the Tyumen Grand Slam, last summer. After only a few seconds, Iartcev seemed to be able to quickly win on the ground with a strong immobilisation from which the French could finally escape. Both fighters then looked capable of scoring but Duprat was the most opportunistic as he caught Iartcev's foot for a superb sweep movement (de-ashi-barai) for ippon and a second medal at the international level for Dupratwithin one week. The sound level within the arena went one step higher for the second bronze medal fight as local fighter Giyosjon Boboyev was opposed to Russian, Zelimkhan Ozdoev. But despite the hurrahs coming from the stands, Boboyev was not able to overcome the power and agility of Ozdoev who won by yuko scored during a attack-counter-attack situation.
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